Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.

"X Line" Status? (Bay Ridge Branch & Rockaway Branches etc)


Recommended Posts

Since when there was a X line planned in the MTA


Theres not going to be a X line and if it was most likely it probably be part of the 2nd Avenue Line and the Bay Ridge and Rockaway Branches are ex-Long Island Rail Road branches....MTA will not do anything about them. Its up to Brooklyn and Queens borough presidents to do something about them or even the Mayor!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Last I heard/read, the label for this campaign was calling it the X line, but perhaps it's different now, I don't know. I do know that every few years I hear people talk about these lines and mention there's still an effort to make them part of the subway.


There would be a great connection at Avenue H on the <Q> for it. It's a pain to have to head up to Atlantic or DeKalb to change for an R to get to Bay Ridge and the B9 takes forever. It would also be nice to get to Forest Hills from the Rockaways without such a huge tour of the city. B)


I hope these happen, but I wanted to know where the actual efforts stood today.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, it's in the R32 rollsign, so there was provision for it.


Even the P, U and Y on R32s


I was looking for pictures of that just now and saw this:




However, P, U, X and Y aren't shown. Does anyone have pictures of those or know what colors they were?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes! That was one of the things I remember. Someone calling it the "triboro". I probably have it bookmarked on my other PC. I don't think that was the only effort though.


What's the status of his project?


EDIT: Found some links.





Some of it's pretty heavy going, and I can't get the main map that zooms in and out to work, but it's pretty thorough.


I don't see anything since last year though. Is it being taken seriously?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks. I'd love to know of any new developments. This would benefit me personally, although the way things go, it may be my grandkids that first get to ride it. B)


I can dream though.




The Rockaway branch was what I originally heard about years ago, even before I knew the Bay Ridge branch existed. I posted some questions about the proposed (and partially built) connection here:




Both of these projects seem so easy to complete from a engineering perspective. It would be a shame if they don't come to pass.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.